UK

Farm theft claims at ‘seven-year high’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Farm vehicles and livestock theft have both increased, according to NFU Mutual claims data Britain’s rolling green pastures and country lanes have witnessed a spike in criminals targeting farms, new data shows. Losses to British farmers from theft hit a seven-year high of £50m in 2018, according to rural […]

World

HSBC chief executive out in top level reshuffle

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Flint is giving up the role he held for a year and a half “by mutual agreement with the board” The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after the bank said it needed a change in leadership to address a “challenging global environment”. John Flint is giving […]

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‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Vicky” says she is proof of the crime A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned. “Vicky” says her mother was under the age of consent […]

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Call to end the ‘abuse’ of land surface

Image copyright EPA Image caption Indonesian forest being cleared for palm oil plantations Scientists are poised to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage we are wreaking on the land surface of the planet. We have degraded soils, expanded deserts, felled forests, driven out wildlife, and drained peatlands. In the process, we have turned the […]

Health

Could music festivals be good for your health?

Image caption Many festival-goers get up early to take part in workshops and classes Millions of people around the world go to music festivals each year. At one time, they were seen as encouraging heavy drinking and drug-taking while providing poor facilities and bad food. But now organisers are more focused on festival-goers’ wellbeing. “The […]

World

Ohio shooting: Sister of gunman among Dayton dead

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDayton shooting witness: “As you came outside, you saw the bodies” The gunman behind the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, killed his sister and eight other people in an attack that lasted less than 30 seconds, police say. Nearby police officers engaged Connor Betts, 24, shortly after […]